The schedule of the Fifth Edition of Blind Cricket World Cup has to be changed because of the Indian Foreign Ministry’s ‘verbal denial’ to its team’s clearance, announced Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) on Wednesday.
Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) expressed disappointment over the Indian foreign ministry’s silence on the event and not given clearance to its national blind team to play the World Cup in Pakistan.
“It is very disappointing because we had planned a showcase match of the World Cup in Lahore. Now we have been forced to relocate it to the UAE,” Asif Azeem, the media manager of the PBCC, said.
India and Pakistan’s senior cricket teams have not played a bilateral series since 2013 because of the tense political climate.
However, Pakistan’s blind cricket team traveled to India for last year’s inaugural Twenty20 World Cup that was won by the host nation.